Sam Litchfield, III, Chairman
Samuel Warren Litchfield, III (Sam) retired from Nestle USA as an Account Executive after 31 years of service. Mr. Litchfield during his tenure with Nestle dealt with several aspects of the food industry. Pet Care, Confections, Nutritional, Frozen Foods, and Beverage to name a few. Mr. Litchfield in his time with Nestle was a part of the introduction to many new concepts and products in the grocery industry. He was also honored with several achievement awards. His responsibilities during his years of service included merchandising, advertising, forecasting, budgeting, transportation and customer relations. Mr. Litchfield is a Charleston native, married and has two daughters and two grandchildren. His time spent since retirement has been enjoying life at his cottage on Lake Moultrie with his family and friends.
Dr. Edward Keith, Vice Chairman
Dr. Keith is a native of Manning, S.C. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Physics from S.C. State College and earned his Medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Louisiana State University. Throughout his education, Dr. Keith was awarded countless awards and honors.
Professionally, Dr. Keith is the owner of Keith Medical/Historical Consulting LLC in Duncan, S.C. Dr. Keith works as an Emergency Medicine Physician in Chapin, S.C. and Winnsboro, S.C. Dr. Keith is active in numerous civic and professional organizations. During his career, Dr. Keith has participated in research and given presentations in the medical field. He has academic as well as hospital affiliations. Dr. Keith continues to stay involved in the medical and civic communities. Dr. Keith is married to Robin M. Keith and has six children.
Keith D. Munson, Secretary / Treasurer
Keith Munson is a Partner in the Greenville office of Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP. He is a trial lawyer with over 25 years experience representing major corporations and governmental entities in complex litigation in the areas of product liability defense, mass tort defense, class action litigation, director and officer liability, and civil/securities fraud. He is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh and Fourth Circuits, the U.S. District Courts in South Carolina and Florida. Prior to moving into private practice, Mr. Munson was an Operational Law Officer during the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm) for the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), and recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. He also served as a Senior Military Prosecutor in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (1988-1991) and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.
Mr. Munson’s civic involvement has included being a member/spokesperson for the Governor’s Transition Team (2002-2003); board member for the SC Research Universities Centers of Economic Excellence (SmartState); board member of the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper Power); board member representative for the Upstate SC Alliance; and a Diversity Leadership Academy Graduate from Furman University's Riley Institute.
Prior to graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987, Mr. Munson attended Clemson University. At Clemson, Mr. Munson received the Norris Medal and the Latin Language Award. He also served as President of the Student Senate and is a member of Tiger Brotherhood. Mr. Munson lives in Greenville with his wife, Suzanne, and they have three daughters.
Otis Morris, Jr.
Otis Morris Jr. currently serves as Certified BMW Pre-Owned Sales Manager of BMW of Columbia. He is President and Founder of Pro Bowl Motors. A 1986 graduate and four-year football varsity athlete of the University of South Carolina, Morris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in insurance and economy security. He currently serves on the Moore School of Business Advisory Committee and is a former President and lifetime member of the USC Letterman Association. Morris is a member of Bible Way Church of Atlas Road where he serves as Deacon.
With over 32 years of experience, Morris worked for Jim Hudson Automotive, one of Columbia’s top dealerships, for more than 13 years, moving up the ranks from sales representative to sales manager and purchasing agent. In 1998, he founded Pro Bowl Motors, Inc., in the Vista on 701 Lady Street in Columbia, S.C., serving the automotive needs of professional athletes and business professionals. In 2003, upon graduating from the National Automobile Dealers Association, Morris became Dealer Principal of Pro Bowl Ford located in Pittsburg, PA, and in 2006, he returned to Columbia to serve as General Manager of Stivers Mitsubishi until 2008. One year later, Morris reopened Pro Bowl Motors in its current location in Columbia at 1231 Broad River Road, grossing $7 million in sales.
Morris is also Vice President and Partner of Sunrise Enterprise, a public relations firm, and Owner of OMJ Enterprise, LLC Real Estate Investment Company. He remains active in the community and mentors former and active athletes. Morris is married to Tonia L. Morris and has three children, Tamisha, Lauren and Otis III.
Hamilton E. "Bo" Russell, III
Bo Russell is married to Allison S. Russell and has three sons.
A partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in the firm’s Greenville office, Mr. Russell advises corporate clients, venture and growth stage companies, private equity and mezzanine funds, real estate development firms, technology, manufacturing and services concerns regarding corporate and business matters. A significant part of Mr. Russell’s practice is focused on M&A transactions, private placements, debt financings and joint ventures. He has been recognized as by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading Lawyers for Business in the practice of Corporate and M&A and by The Best Lawyers in America® for M&A and Venture Capital Law.
Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, Mr. Russell was the Vice President of Legal Affairs for NuVox Communications, Inc. He serving in that capacity from the founding of the company in 1998 until 2005. During his time with NuVox, Mr. Russell assisted the company grow from an operation with 11 employees in Greenville to approximately 1,100 employees operating in 31 markets across 15 states, increase revenues from $0 in 1998 to $314 million in 2005 and consummate many buy-side transactions in furtherance of the company’s rapid growth. Mr. Russell also testified in many federal and state telecom regulatory proceedings.
A native of Greenville, Mr. Russell serves as outside general counsel of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc., is a past Board Member of United Ministries, the Greenville Community Foundation and the Historic Greenville Foundation. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Russell graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1992. At W&L Mr. Russell served on the Executive Committee and was awarded the Vann Prize. After college, in 1995 Mr. Russell graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he served as the Associate Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe Honor Society as well as the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court.
Richard N. Chapman
In 2016, Richard Chapman retired from Francis Marion University after 16 years as the University Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. At FMU, he also served as Chair of the Department of History and as Director of the Honors Program. Dr. Chapman earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He served as a member of the board of trustees for the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. He is the author of Contours of Public Policy, 1939-1945, and numerous articles in the field of U.S. political and economic history. Dr. Chapman lives in Florence with his wife Marilyn, and they often spend time visiting their son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.
William G. “Billy” Newsome III
Billy Newsome is a tax attorney with over 25 years experience practicing in the areas of trust and estate administration, wealth transfer planning, taxation and exempt organizations. He is a Certified Specialist in the Areas of Estate Planning and Probate Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court. After 25 years as a partner in the local law firm of Nexsen Pruet, Billy opened Newsome Law, P.A. in Columbia, SC where he represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in complex estate and trust administration. He also assists high net worth individuals and business owners with structuring their estate plans and business succession plans.
Billy is a native of Hartsville, SC. Prior to graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1991, he attended Francis Marion College. He earned an LL.M. (Taxation) in 1992 from the University of Florida School of Law.
In 2005, The State Newspaper named Billy as one of the 20 under 40 Business Leaders in the Midlands. He has served on several local boards - Providence Hospitals Foundation, Oliver Gospel Mission and Family Connection of South Carolina - and is a graduate of Leadership Columbia, Class of 1999. Billy also serves his profession as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Billy and his wife, Kim, live in Columbia and they have two daughters, Ann and Emily.
Ryan Langley is a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of Wofford College with a double-major in economics and government. After working in the White House during the George W. Bush Administration in 2003, Ryan attended the University of South Carolina School of Law as a Carolina Legal Scholar and a recipient of the Strom Thurmond merit scholarship in law. During his third year, Langley was elected Editor in Chief of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal, a publication distributed to over 30,000 subscribers nationwide. Upon graduation in 2006, Mr. Langley was inducted into the Order of the Wig and Robe in recognition of his competitively superior record in legal studies.
Following law school Langley worked in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird, LLP where he was involved in significant construction litigation and other government contract matters.
For the past twelve plus years Langley has been at Hodge & Langley Law Firm, where he focuses on cases involving catastrophic injury and/or wrongful death caused by: dangerous/defective drugs and devices, drunk drivers, or medical errors. He has argued at all levels of South Carolina courts including the Supreme Court on multiple occasions and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
He is rated by his peers in the profession and the judiciary as AV Preeminent through Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest level of professional excellence. Langley is a Fellow in the prestigious International Society of Barristers, whose mission it is to support excellence and advocacy under the adversarial system. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates which dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment - guaranteeing the right to civil jury trials.
Active in the community, Mr. Langley is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, is the vice chair of the Tyger River Chapel Foundation, and is working on the Faith Initiative to end child poverty in Spartanburg. He is also an advisor for a number of non-profits, including the Salvation Army, the Hope Center for Children, and the Spartanburg Art Museum.
Ryan and his wife Leigh Anne have three children: Lilla, Jack and Chamberlain.